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3 Reasons Shoppers Will Spend Cautiously This Season

November 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Anne D'innocenzio, Christopher Rugaber, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers are finding themselves having to work to get shoppers into stores.                    

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Ballard Hardware Now Ballard Industrial

November 26, 2014 12:55 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The company said the former name had hindered perception of the business as it has expanded into new markets.                                         

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Wallboard Supply Joins US LBM Holdings

November 26, 2014 12:39 pm | by Wallboard Supply | News | Comments

Green Bay, WI-based US LBM further expands its East Coast presence with a leading wallboard, ceiling tile, and insulation distributor in New England.                           

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U.S. Orders For Durable Goods Up 0.4 Percent

November 26, 2014 10:38 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The small October gain was unimpressive, with declines in a number of categories including machinery, computers and primary metals such as steel.                              

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White House Veto Threat Puts Business Tax Credits On Ice

November 26, 2014 10:34 am | by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | News | Comments

The unusual veto threat came before the parameters of a potential agreement were even revealed.                                           

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National Oilwell Varco’s Inventory Center Revamps Efficiency

November 26, 2014 10:07 am | by National Oilwell Varco | Articles | Comments

Learn how NOV reduced the size of the inventory center by 82 percent in its new building, is filling orders 64 percent faster, and can easily provide lot tracking when necessary.                     

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Black Hills Gets Approval To Acquire Northeastern Wyoming Gas

November 26, 2014 9:22 am | by Black Hills Corp. | News | Comments

This acquisition demonstrates Black Hills' continuing strategy to grow its customer base by acquiring small utilities near its existing operations.                             

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Airgas to Highlight Growth Strategies At Analyst Meeting

November 25, 2014 5:25 pm | by Airgas | News | Comments

The company's management team will discuss their strategies for leveraging Airgas' platform and capabilities to drive sales growth and margin expansion, as well as provide mid-term financial goals.               

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Bosch Women's Heated Jacket Provides Warmth With Comfort

November 25, 2014 12:13 pm | by Bosch | Product Releases | Comments

The women’s heated jacket offers tailored-fit features and is powered by a Bosch 12V Max lithium-ion battery connected to the BHB120 battery holster.

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U.S. Economy Reports Strongest Quarter Growth In Years

November 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The third quarter growth figure followed a 4.6 percent surge in the spring, which resulted in the biggest consecutive quarters of growth since 2003.                           

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Home Depot Faces Dozens Of Breach-Related Lawsuits

November 25, 2014 10:11 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday that it may face more litigation from customers, banks, shareholders and others.                               

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Beacon Roofing Supply Reports Q4, Year End Results

November 25, 2014 10:01 am | by Beacon Roofing Supply | News | Comments

Beacon's 2014 was unfavorably impacted by the severity of winter storms and prolonged colder temperatures in most markets during the first half of the year.                         

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MAPI Report: Jobs, Replacement Demand Highlight Growth

November 24, 2014 3:23 pm | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

The MAPI Foundation says manufacturing production is expected to outpace GDP, with anticipated growth of 3.5 percent in 2015 and 3.9 percent in 2016.                     

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Brother Gearmotors To Showcase New Benefits For North American Customers

November 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by Brother International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

All gearmotors carry a high-grade grease standard, which means they are lubricated for the life of the product, helping to eliminate costly downtime for lubrication changes.

October New Construction Starts Recede 4 Percent

November 24, 2014 1:44 pm | by Dodge Data & Analytics | News | Comments

Nonresidential building in October fell 14 percent to $195.2 billion, following its 13 percent jump in September.                                 

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Eaton Fights Counterfeiting With Updated Reporting Tips

November 24, 2014 1:12 pm | by Eaton | News | Comments

The tips will assist professionals throughout the electrical supply chain with tools to recognize and report suspect products to ultimately help brands and law enforcement identify potential counterfeit product supply chains.       

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Chicago Fed Index Shows Economic Growth Moderated In October

November 24, 2014 10:40 am | by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago | News | Comments

Industrial production decreased 0.1 percent in October after rising 0.8 percent in September, and manufacturing production increased 0.2 percent in October for the second straight month.              

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Report: Itucho Looking To Sell PrimeSource

November 24, 2014 9:58 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

A Reuters report says Japanese trading house Itucho has hired JPMorgan & Chase Co. to run an auction for PrimeSource, which has attracted interest from private equity firms.                     

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Study: Ottawa's Anti-Corruption Rules On Suppliers Threaten Canadian Economy

November 24, 2014 9:39 am | by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The analysis explored possible scenarios, concluding that annual sales for a typical disqualified company would drop by $351 million and force it to fire more than 400 Canadian workers.                   

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Year-Over-Year Construction Employment Increased In 37 States

November 24, 2014 9:30 am | by Associated General Contractors of America | News | Comments

Association officials noted that the sector’s recovery is erratic and remains vulnerable to factors like growing labor shortages, new regulatory burdens, and stagnant public sector demand.                 

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Synalloy Acquires Specialty Pipe & Tube

November 24, 2014 9:21 am | by Synalloy | News | Comments

Synalloy engages in a number of diverse business activities including the production of stainless steel pipe, fiberglass and steel storage tanks, and specialty chemicals.                       

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